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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
ready for his second debate with mitt romney. romney, meanwhile, plans to campaign in ohio. as danielle nottingham tells us, the rival campaigns are each trying to pick up some momentum. >>reporter: vice president joe biden continued to play offense in wisconsin friday. >> it's time romney and ryan and the republican congress take a pledge to the middle class people, saying we're going to level the playing field. >>reporter: a day after a spirited vice presidential debate: >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarky. >> watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >>reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >>reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful [ cheers and applause ] >> who was steady and poised. >>reporter: the obama campaign says the vice president walked away with the win, but friday the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
and get this country on track. >> a romney campaign advisor said that he was stunned by the president's remarks saying it was unpresidential. both candidates will spend the weekend gearing up for their third and a final debate in florida on monday. you can watch the final presidential debate live on cbs 5. >>> gas prices in california are still relatively high but they're coming down. here's a look at current average for gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. 4.41 in san jose, 4.51 in oakland. they are 17 to 19 cents less than they were just a week ago. >>> a diesel spill caused a mess in more ways than one in north san jose during yesterday's afternoon commute. a big rig jackknifed after 3:00 on northbound 101 near 13th street. one lane and one onramp had to be closed as crews cleaned up the mess and try to keep the fuel from spill nothing the storm drains. >>> tonight is supposed to be the best night to view that meteor shower. how to get the best possible view of mother nature's light show. >>> and how a california woman survived an attack by a black bear. >>> in the weathe
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
-- >> governor romney... >> that's pretty much how it went the entire night. moderator candy crowley having a tough time controlling the two major presidential candidates in their second debate last night in new york. with just three weeks left in the race, the two candidates waged the fight of their lives. >> yes, they did. president barack obama and, of course, republican mitt romney they sparred with passion and grit, often times interrupting each other. sometimes even interrupting the moderator, candy crowley. they talked of many issues, the economy, immigration, lots of other issues, too. cbs news reporter randall pinkston joins us live now from hempstead, new york, with highlights and reaction. >>> reporter: from the beginning to the end of the second debate it was a political slug fest. president obama and governor romney accused each other of not telling the truth. it was a very different exchange from the first debate. >>> reporter: president obama and mitt romney wasted no time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies -- >> i had a qu
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 1:35am PDT
this time there will be questions from the audience. romney won the coin toss, so he will go first. elizabeth cook on how the candidates are getting ready. >> reporter: both candidates have had a low profile lately as they prepare for tomorrow night. >> i brought some food! >> reporter: after joking that his debate prep was a, quote, drag the last time around, president obama assured shorters at a campaign office in virginia, he's hitting the books! once again, massachusetts senator john kerry is standing in for romney. the president's team vows he will amp up his performance after a less-than-enthusiastic reception the first time around. >> i think he's going to be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> reporter: mitt romney was only seen briefly during his preparations, heading in and out of church yesterday. ohio senator rob portman says the romney campaign is getting ready to rumble. >> i think president obama is going to come out swinging. i think he's going to have to compensate for a poor first debate, and i think that will be consi
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 7:30am PDT
romney, begin a final month long sprint to election day. romney is spending a second day in florida and fresh off the first debate and trying to keep the momentum going. mr. obama is coming to california for two days of fundraising. a boost from the jobs report puts the unemployment rate at the lowest rate of his presidency. he will stop in los angeles and san francisco and keen near bakers field where he will designate a national monument at the home of say sar chavez, he died in 93 and did much of his work for farm workers while living in east san jose. >>> coming up on face the nation, bob shaffers guests include axle rod, advisor to the obama campaign. >>> both sides of the bay, won divisional series. >> it's only day one and a look at how the giants did at home and how the a's performed on the road in detroit. >> is there any sign the worst is behind us with the sudden rise in gas prices? the latest number from here in the bay area. >>> we have changes in the weather department. we will start with a few low cloud and cover the highs far off yesterday's readings and changes midweek.
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
lead now. shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states right now as he prepares for the first debate. two men will face off in denver on wednesday night. president obama holding a rally in las vegas last night speaking to 11,000 people there. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
? yes, the first presidential debate is in the books. the consensus was that mitt romney desperately needed a strong showing. and as grace lee shows us, he pretty much delivered. >> reporter: the polls show that the former governor knocked it out of the park. 500 uncommitted voters asked who won this debate. 46% said it was romney. only 20% said the president was the victor for the night. the man who has been fighting to show that he relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say abso
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of two day visit. mitt romney is back in a crucial swing state of florida. >> reporter: with one month until election day, mitt romney is focusing on florida. the romney campaign says 12,000 people came out for his rally sunday. >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. analysts say wednesday's debate gave romney much needed momentum. the republican nominee is criticizing president obama's performance. >>> now, days later we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> on face the nation, obama advisor argued romney misrepresented his policies at the first of the debate. >> he delivered a very good performance. it was completely unrooted in fact and the positions he's taken before. >> are you saying governor romney lied? >> yeah. i think he was dishonest. absolutely. >> obama campaign isn't give specifics that he may make for round 2. >> he'll look at that tape and he'll make the adjustments that he thinks are necessary. >> today, the
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
,,,,, >>> pam cane 20 -- campaign 2012. on wednesday president obama and mitt romney will face-off. both camps are trying to down play expectations. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada working to secure votes in the battleground state. >> hello las vegas. >> reporter: one of nine must win states and polls show a tight race. >> if you stand with me and work with me we will win again. we will win nevada again. we will win this election again. >>> the president is spending the next couple days cramming for the first of three debates. >> i know folks in the media are speculating on who will have the best zingers. mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney began practicing in june and continued prepping tuesday. chris christie said mitt romney's performance will turn the race upside down. >> you will say we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: mitt romney's run -- paul ryan dialed back expectations. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break the campaign. >> reporter: paul ryan says mitt romney will lay out the choice voters have, especially when i
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in bryan stows today after having their say at their first -- battleground states after having their say at their first debate. 47% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
performance when he faced off against mitt romney in the first debate. and ryan will be trying to make sure he doesn't go off message that he maintains a very strict discipline with respect to mitt romney's positions. ryan of course has put forth some budgetary proposals that romney has said listen, i'm the guy in charge, i'm going to be the one who will make sure that the policies that are in place will be my policies. so ryan is going to have to make sure he is in sync with romney. but all in all, you know, romney has the momentum now and we'll see how it turns out tonight. >> you talked about the strategy. we are watching the presidential debate and there weren't too many sparks flying in that debate. do you think that's going to happen in this one? >> well, you know, you can always count on vice president biden to say something interesting. the question is, whether he will have to perhaps back away from it later on. he is renowned for his gaffs but we also know that biden is a very, very experienced politician. he has been in the senate for a lot of years. he knows how to debate on
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
september employment statistics. president obama and mitt romney both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. >>> well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a factor. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> it may be a stretch. romney was at the same altitude although he spent a lit
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney will work to make the case that the president's leadership abroad has failed. while the president will point to successes including killing osama bin laden. this is it. the final showdown with the presidency at stake. president obama and governor romney will sit down with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer for the final debate on foreign policy. one person won a ticket as a registered independent. he will be listening closely but is leaning towards the president. >> i care about what's going on in the world and how to make it a better place. >> reporter: this democrat is in boca raton for the debate. she has already decided to cast her vote for mitt romney. >> because the direction we have been in for the last four years has failed us. failed! there's no debate here. look at the record. >> reporter: the 90-minute debate will most likely start where the second one left off the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they will also debate questions about iran, ending the war in afghanistan and the u.s. economic relationship with china. po
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 1:35am PDT
sketchy, snow job and sales pitch. tonight, mitt romney hit right back. campaign strategists say it's only going to get worse. >> i mean, he's changing up so much, backtracking and sidestepping, we gotta name this condition that he's going through. i think it's called romnesia. >> the president accused romney of switching positions on abortion, tax cuts and energy production. >> and if you come down with a case of romnesia, and you can't seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you have made over the six years you've been running for president, here is the good news. obamacare covers preexisting conditions! >> reporter: vice president biden picked up on the romnesia riff, saying that romney's running mate, paul ryan, had also contracted that disease. the romney camp is firing back. a senior advisory tells cbs news he was stunned by mr. obama's romnesia remarks, calling them unpresidential. and on the campaign trail in florida tonight, romney tried to turn the attacks back on the president. >> have you been watching the obama campaign lately? i
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
latest from washington. >> reporter: president beam and mitt romney get a chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate will focus on the policy. >> with a -- what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discsion aut what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the matchup. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger, who will put the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't think one event will make or break the campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states. tara mergener
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
days of campaigning. >> reporter: governor mitt romney hit the stage, in ames iowa, ready to jump on new economic numbers. >> last quarter our economy grew at just 2%. after the stimulus was passed the white house promised that the economy would now be growing at 4.3%. over twice as fast. >> reporter: romney pointed the finger at the president's policies and is using the economy to make his closing argument to voters in the battleground states. >> this is not the time to double down on "trickle-down government" policies that have failed us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment. >> reporter: the white house looked at the new numbers as a sign the country is heading in the right direction. the economy expanded at a right higher than most expert predicted. vice president biden told voters in wisconsin a romney presidency would erase all the progress the president made. >> we believe for americans to succeed the middle class has to rebuild and grow. it's the only way working class people have a way: >> reporter: the president wrapped us his campaigning at an airpo
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
of five homeless what may have sparked the flames. >> president obama and mitt romney going head to head tonight. what the candidates want from tonight's big presidential debate. >> saying good-bye to triple digits, much cooler weather on the way, we'll have details coming up. >> and we are watching a couple of different fender-benders down the eastshore freeway. a check of the drive time is moments away. >> good morning, it's wednesday, october 3. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. firefighters are still on the scene of a duplex fire in berkeley which started nearly five hours ago. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has been following this developing story. this is a complicated fire for the crews to fight. >> reporter: yes. and one of the large problems that they had to deal with overnight is that there are other homes so close by as you can see here. ben venue avenue is still closed down and will be for several hours after this fire in a duplex. five people lived in that building all of them were able to get out safely. but you can see how spectacu
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
area cash grab. how he is taking a swipe at mitt romney with sesame street. >> months of drama coming down to today. sheriff ross mirkarimi learns whether he gets to keep his job. >> low pressure close to the coastline. could it bring some showers? we'll talk about that coming up. >> traffic jammed northbound 101 past san francisco airport. we'll tell you when it's expected to wrap up coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, october 9. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. >>> president barack obama is waking up this morning in san francisco. >> not going to be around very long, though. he is flying out of sfo early this morning. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is here in san francisco where the president has raised a lot of campaign cash. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was president obama's last fundraising blitz here in the bay area. but a successful one. he is expected to take home about $2 million to his campaign. now, crowds greeted president obama's arrival at sfo yesterday. at his events he told bay area supporters to get, quote
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney just hours away from their first face-to-face debate. >> cbs reporter bigad shaban has more on tonight's contest in colorado. seems like we have been waiting for a long time, finally here. >> reporter: yeah, frank and michelle, good morning to you. the economy is expected to be issue number one here at the debate hall at the university of denver, certainly both candidates seasoned debaters. while mitt romney has never been in a presidential debate before, he has been in 19 multicandidate debates during the republican primary. he has been here in the state since monday. the president is expected to arrive in colorado later this afternoon. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito. on his break president obama did sightseeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the econ
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 1:35am PDT
governor romney trading barbs for laughs. good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. tonight we saw something we don't usually see on the campaign trail. as elizabeth cook shows us, instead of going at each other, president obama and mitt romney went after some laughs. it was kind of nice, liz. >> reporter: on tuesday, sparks were flying on one of the wildest debates we've ever seen. >> hold on a second. >> the -- >> i -- mr. president, i'm still speaking. >> i -- >> mr. president, let me finish. >> reporter: well, tonight the candidates put all that aside and they were actually pretty funny. >> big bird didn't even see it coming. >> just the other day, honey boo boo endorsed me, so that's a big relief. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney took a break from their contentious campaign for a night of laughs, at a new york charity event. they poked fun at themselves. >> usually when i get invited to gatherings like this, it's just to be the designated driver. >> there are worse things that can happen to you on your anniversary than forgetting to buy a gift. take note, ge
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm PDT
randall pinkston shows us what we can expect. >>> reporter: president obama and mitt romney take the stage in florida tonight to debate foreign policy. romney is expected to sharply criticize the president's response to the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >> it's the governor's greatest opportunity. he can show that there's a weakness in obama foreign policy and he can exploit that. >> reporter: the two candidates will also tackle questions on china, iran's nuclear ambitions and ending the war in afghanistan. campaign watchers usually give the advantage to the sitting president when debating international issues. president obama supporters say he has a strong record including the successful takedown of osama bin laden. >> i expect the president to be especially forceful since the topic of this debate is foreign policy. >> reporter: tonight's debate is crucial to both candidates. polls show a tightening race and that all of the season's debates are swaying voters. in the critical battleground state of ohio, a new cbs news quinnipiac university poll shows the pre
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
customers are reporting some similar problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the presiden
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
reason. new poll numbers show mitt romney continuing to close the gap. in florida, he now leads the president 51-44. and a new national gallup poll is ahead 49-47. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. mitt romney rallied supporters. the republican team fanned out across the key battleground state saturday. >> we need ohio. if we get ohio, we're gonna be able to take back america? >> reporter: the stakes are high. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. at a rally in portsmouth, romney told the crowd he sees the enthusiasm going. >> when i'm president, i'm going to help save the american family and get good jobs for every american. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the no. 1 issue in this election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later, that is paying off in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues his decision to bail out the auto industry saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together, our auto industry has created nearly a quarter of a million new jobs in amer
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. they pay more effective tax than governor romney's pays. i've had it up to here with that notion of 47%. >> reporter: congressman ryan was not afraid to fight back. >> romney is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in this country. and with respect to that quote, i think the vp very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. and so does romney. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> don't take all the four minutes then. >> reporter: and that laid the ground work for the tone, with the two candidates unafraid to mix it up. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> it has never been -- >> lower tax rates increase growth. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? i'm not allowed to show letters, but go on our website. he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me stimulus money for companies here in t
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
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CBS
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
romney, spent the weekend preparing to go head-to-head. romney used senator portman of ohio to act as his opponent. john carrey played the president. they said both men are ready. >> i think that both are excellent in their own way. you can argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> reporter: today, president barack obama headed to las vegas while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> in afghanistan, five people are dead including two americans after a firefight broke out in the eastern part of the country. an insider attack similar to the ones that have killed dozens of nato forces. drew levenson tells us how this a tack marks a grim milestone. [gunfire] >> reporter: this weekend marked a deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago t. happened at a checkpoint in the eastern part of the country. one u.s. so
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
high unemployment. today president obama accused mitt romney of moving to the middle deliberately forgetting about stands he took to win the nomination. the president coined a new medical term. cbs reporter tara mergener on mr. obama's diagnosis. >>> reporter: president obama headed back to the campaign trail friday to rally supporters and try to sway undecided voters in virginia. he told the crowd at george mason university his opponent has a problem with changing positions on issues. >> we have to name this condition that he is going through. [ laughter ] >> i think -- i -- i -- i think it's called romnesia. [ laughter ] >> reporter: mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan are focusing on another battleground state, florida. thursday night, the two presidential candidates got a brief break from campaigning and had a little fun at each other's expense at the smith dinner in new york. >> in the spirit of sesame street the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. >> reporter: romney also took a swipe at the press. >> and i have a
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 5:00am PDT
between president obama and mitt romney is now just hours away. this time it will be a town hall format at a college on long island. randall pinkston joins us live from hofstra university. >> reporter: good morning, governor romney will be trying to build on support he's receiving since the first debate when he had a strong showing against president obama making the case the obama administration isn't capable of fixing the problems. and obama will argue unemployment is better, housing starts, and certainly he will be talking about all of the met tricks, consumer conference that the nation is headed in the right direction and there's no time to change. the stage is set at hofstra university for the second presidential debate. >> i can't describe how excited i am. >> reporter: the town hall style format will feature 80 selected voters in the audience. all will have questions prepared but eleven will get to ask them. >> it's going to be fun to watch, maybe more fun for you than me. >> mitt romney is coming off what many consider a win in the first debate. he spent monday in boston w
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
romney head to key battleground states today after having their say at their first face-to-face debate. an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll of adults in california shows that 48% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's forum in colorado focused mainly on the economy and other domestic issues. that debate took place at the university of denver, colorado being a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
nominee governor romney says he is distancing himself from this candidate. >>> it's a long sprint to the presidential race with both candidates scrambling for the edge in key swing states and they are on the move today. president obama will travel 5300 miles for events in iowa, colorado, nevada and finally here in southern california. republican challenger mitt romney is doing a lot of heavy traveling himself with stops today in reno and iowa. >>> two people who are known for putting themselves in the spotlight claim they are about to reveal information that could change the entire presidential race. one of them is billionaire donald trump. a romney supporter has raised questions about president obama's birthplace. new york magazine says his may have something to do with divorce papers in the president's past. no one is actually confirming that. meanwhile celebrity attorney gloria allred and obama supporter says she will soon reveal some "juicy details about a key romney supporter." >> can hardly wait. [ laughter ] >>> 6:10. a deadly shark attack off california's coast. >> and it could b
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
next half hour, basking in the afterglow of the presidential debate. mitt romney's widely viewed victory and an analysis of body language. >>> five people dead and the outbreak is expected to grow. the tainted steroid that's come to california. >> my dad even shed a little tear when i showed it to him. >> and in the skeptical age, something remarkable caught on a home surveillance camera. who is this mystery man? why is he kissing the flag? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, th mitt >>> with the denver debate in the rear view mirror the presidential candidates were back on the campaign trail today with mitt romney clearly energized by his performance. a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters shows the republican nominee won last night's face- off by a margin of 2-1. the candidates have 12 days to prepare for the next debate. grace lee says you may notice changes particularly at the president's podium. >> reporter: i'm sure that's the hope of the obama camp. now, we asked the question, why? why has it been almost universal from both republicans and democrats that romney performed better last night
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
was a guest. >> she is inspiring. she is so motivating and she has us all on a mission. >> go romney/ryan! >> reporter: not everyone was on team obama. across the street romney supporters waved and american flag and held up signs as cars entered the event. >> i really want the democrats who are coming today to see michelle obama to understand that there are republicans in this country who are willing to stand up for mitt romney and paul ryan. >> reporter: before heading back to washington the first lady has two events tomorrow. one in san diego, the other in las vegas. both are also to raise money. in calabasas, kristine lazar, cbs 5. >>> with just 12 days to go before the election, the road to the white house has become a well worn path through the battleground states. president obama and mitt romney have covered nearly 10,000 miles in just the past two days and with the race neck and neck they are going back to the number one issue to seal the deal with undecided voters, the economy. >> this election is, therefore, a big choice. america wants to see big changes. we are going to bri
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Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
from both camps. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. while mitt romney rallies supporters in the key battleground state. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. >> i'm counting on you portsmouth. let's make it happen. >> reporter: saturday romney told the crowd in the major manufacturing state that the obama administration isn't holding china cattable for unfair -- accountable for unfair trade practices that cost americans job. >> i want to make sure that when people cheat, well they don't follow the rules in trade we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating that's got to stop. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the number one issue in the election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years laters it's paying you have in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues the decision saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry has created nearly a quarter of a million new jobs right here in america. >> reporter: the pre
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Oct 13, 2012 1:35am PDT
level -- >> reporter: call it a wharf world. the obama and romney campaigns are squabbling over joe biden's use of the word we. he was responding down to the state department's response to the request for more security. >> we didn't know they wanted more security then. >> reporter: republican presidential nominee mitt romney says biden contradicted sworn testimony from state department officials. they said requests for increased security in libya were denied. >> american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. and we're going to find out. and this is a time for to us make sure we do find out. >> reporter: but the white house says the "we" vice president biden was referring to wasn't entire administration. >> the vice president was speaking about himself and the president and the white house. he was not referring to the administration. >> reporter: spokesman jay carney says the vice president wouldn't have known about security requests because they are handled by the state department. secretary of state hillary clinton says the investigation into the benghazi attack is on
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Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. leading up to the debate, mitt romney's running mate has been trying to raise expectations for the current vice president. >> joe is one of the most experienced debaters we have in itics but the achilles' heel he has is president obama's record. >> reporter: the city of danville rolled out the welcome mat for the candidates bringing a big spotlight to this small college town. >> it's one thing to study politics and government in the classroom and it's another to see it from a front row seat. >> reporter: vice president joe been out of the public eyes reportedly fueling up on gatorade and animal crackers during his debate prem in his home state of delaware. a congressman stood in for paul ryan in biden's mock debate. former michigan governor olm had e jennifer job four years ago playing the part of sarah palin. >> big challenge for someone like joe biden who is so glib and so good at l people is delivering a message inside of a structured format. >> reporter: biden will be trying to stop the republican ticket's momentum coming out of the first presidential debate. a new cbs news pol
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00am PDT
critical swing stayed. a new poll shows president obama leads mitt romney there by 5%. but the president holds a 2-1 lead among people who say they already cast their ballots in ohio's early voting system. today romney will focus entirely on ohio with rallies in the columbus and cincinnati areas. his stops yesterday included reno. >> a president that's out of ideas and out of excuses, why, on november 6 you're going to make sure we put him out of office. >> the president made appearances in las vegas and on the tonight show last night. he had this to say about controversial comments on rape by republican u.s. senate candidate richard mourdock of indiana. >> rape is rape. it is a crime. [ applause ] >> so these distinctions about rape and -- you know -- don't make too much sense to me, don't make any sense to me. >> the president will finish a massive two-day campaign marathon in ohio tonight after casting his own ballot in chicago. >>> 5:09. a new poll shows governor brown's tax hike proposal could be in trouble. prop 30 calls for higher income taxes for the wealthiest californ
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of the ceremony on cbssf.com when it begins. >>> early surveys show a lift for mitt romney after what many say was a strong debate performance. a positively undecided voters shows romney won last night by a 2-1 margin. cbs reporter tara mergener has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: mitt romney set the debate tone early. >> under the president's policy middle income americans have been buried. >> reporter: energetic and agrees ever, romney slammed the president's economic record and laid out his own plan. >> there will be no cut that adds to the deficit. >> reporter: but the president repeatedly insisted that romney is calling for $8 trillion in tax cuts and spending that cannot be paid for without adding to the deficit or burdening more middle income americans. >> it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: the president also criticized his opponent for not providing more details about wall street reform and healthcare. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves, is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret be
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. necessary virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership around the world. >> when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the united states to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. a month to go before election day, national polls showing the race at the white house is getting tighter. >>> california is the most expensive place for gas in the country and the governor is taking action to drive down the cost. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in south san francisco right now where the average price, cate, of regular gas is well over 4.60 a gallon. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. actually it's the two stations nearby. one is at 4.79 a gallon the other across the street 4.99 for a gallon of regular. t
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
. time now is 6:00. [ overlapping speakers ] >> mr. president -- >> governor romney... >> let me finish. >> governor romney here's what we did -- >> the interruptions endless! the tension was evident as they paced and pointed. both candidates accused each other of lying and appealed to the moderator for more time in round 2 of the presidential debate. so who won last night's debate? it depends which side you ask. president obama's camp scored the debate a win for the president but say the race is still tight. >> some say it's the best debate ever. randall pinkston joins us from new york with the latest. >> reporter: from start to finish, it was a political slugfest. president obama and mitt romney clashing on a host of issues at times accusing each other of not telling the truth. it was a very different exchange from the first debate. >>> reporter: president obama and mitt romney wasted little time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question. how much did you cut them by? >> you want me to answer? >> i'm happy to answer
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
survey shows the president ahead by a single point over mitt romney, well within the margin of error. today the two candidates will be busy preparing for tomorrow night's faceoff. the president has been holed up at a resort in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney has in new challenge. >> expectations are higher in this debate than they were the first one and he's got to come out and maintain the momentum he had in the first debate. >> tomorrow's debate happens in.org and will be in a town hall format featuring questions from undecided voters. see it live tomorrow night at 6:00 on cbs 5. >>> former senator afterlearn specter has died. he switched to the democratic party in 2009 and lost in the primary. he was 82 years old. also be there. he's heading a state department review of security in benghazi. in your world this morning: families of 9-11 victims wil have a chance to watch hears in cuba for men charged wite attacks. >>> families of 9/11 victims will have a chance to watch hearings in cuba for the attackers and families can see them in forts in new jersey, massachusetts, maryland
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
outdone, romney ratcheted up his campaigning in nevada. >> well, you know, he as, uhm, he has been reduced to trying to defend characters on sesame street and -- [ laughter ] >> word games of various kinds. >> reporter: and in a race this tight, both need all the face time they can get. it's one of the reasons that in just 14 days the candidates and their supporters will spend $100 million in tv ads especially since the polls are closer than ever. in ohio, the president's lead has shrunk to just 2 points. in florida, romney has the advantage by one and in virginia it's a dead heat. mark has conducted polls for three decades and says because it's so close, the candidates will likely decide their final campaign moves based on polling. >> absolutely. the key in the next few weeks is where can the candidate go where they can make the most difference and get some publicity for their visit? >> reporter: bob says that media will become increasingly important in the swing states because at this point, the tv markets are already saturated. there's no more ad space to buy. and it's probably
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
path of this storm. hurricane sandy altered romney's plan and canceled events in virginia sunday. >> let's today, when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. let's not forget the fellow americans of ours. >> they will be collecting flies in the campaign offices and donating buss to help deliver those items. >> on the eastern coast of our nation, a lot of people are enduring very difficult times, and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> both campaigns are using twitter and facebook to urge supporters to donate to the red cross. >> four very critical election states, north carolina, virginia, ohio, and way up in new hampshire are all effected by the storms so you can bet those presidents there been paying very close attention to how the president handles the situation and what mr. romney does as well. >>> it's so sad. when we come back, he may be the saddest baseball fan out there. what got this guy in tears right before bed? you don't want to miss this video. it's coming up next. if you have a consumer
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Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney will be together again tonight but it will be nothing like tuesday's debate. both men are actually attending the alfred e. smith memorial foundation dinner which raises money for needy children. mitt romney does not have campaign appearances scheduled today. the president was campaigning up in the granite state of new hampshire. >>> a big quake could strike anytime today and millions of californians took steps to be prepared for the next big one here in the bay area. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us the great shake-out at the california academy of science. >> reporter: experts say the bay area is due for another big one. and ready or not, we can all agree. >> earthquakes are kind of scary because like what happened when the fire started and everything so it's kind of scary. >> reporter: kinder scary is right especially living here in the bay area where you can never be too prepared. >> here in the bay area, we have several different faults, two very important ones, san andreas and hayward faults and they run right through san francisco. >> reporte
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
romney later today on the campaign trail. the republican nominee praised his running mate's debate performance during a rally in virginia. >> he laid out our five-point plan to get this economy going and the other candidate of course just attacked. but the american people are looking for answers not attacks. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. >> reporter: as the two men discussed domestic and foreign policy, the current vice president was on the offense. >> that's malarkey. >> reporter: he interrupted ryan and talked directly into the camera several times. >> folks, use your common sense. who do you trust on this? >> reporter: president obama says he is proud of his running mate's debate performance. today, the president is at the white house preparing for his next debate against mitt romney. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters taken right after the debate, 50% thought vice president biden won. >> these guys bet against america all the time. >> reporter: or polls gave ryan the edge. >> this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on, try to sca
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president joe biden continues to play offense in wisconsin friday. >> it's time romney and ryan and the republican congress take a pledge to the middle class people saying we're going to level the playing field. >> reporter: a day after a spirited vice-presidential debate. >> with all due respect that's a bunch malarkey. >> watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful -- >> yeah! >> --who was steady and poised. >> yeah! >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president walked away with the win. but friday, the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they want more security. >> reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he is doubling down on denial. we need to understand what happened. >> reporter: w
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
has the most to prove tonight. >> reporter: well, mitt romney strong performance in the first debate gave his campaign a strong boost. tonight, the obama campaign is promising a more energized president. the questions now, will it be enough and how will the candidates navigate the format? an upbeat president barack obama emerged from the virginia resort where he has spent three days practicing for debate number two. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> fabulous. >> reporter: the president knows he has to deliver. most agree that mitt romney won round one and saw a boost in the polls. the republican white house hopeful arrived on long island for the debate at the university after his own intense preparations. >> i would say governor romney will win by a slight majority. but i think that's all he has 20 do right now. >> reporter: a -- he has to do right now. >> reporter: a few miles away, voters say they'll be glued to the tvs, but most have already made up their minds. >> voting for romney. >> reporter: why? >> i think he has lead the country in a better direction. >> reporter: yo
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Oct 9, 2012 1:35am PDT
the border. >> the president takes another seasme street swipe at opponent mitt romney. the new urgency in his appeal in san fransisco as new polls show the race is tightening. >>> how big money is blocking their chances at a big raise. >> not really cool, hu? >> and gasoline price hikes prompting calls for that federal investigation. what is working against our chances for relief at the pumps. >> good evening, president obama says his california supporters need to get "almost obsessive about lobbying family and friends in the battle ground states." he made the comment during that brief fundraising swing through san fransisco that ended an hour ago. linda ye with the president's appeal for four more years. >> reporter: a few cheers from the street and the president arrived at civic auditorium for two more fund raisers. first a private $20,000 a plate dinner party for a hundred guests. for everyone else concert tickets started at $200, for john legend and the president. >> hello fridays. >> reporter: san fransisco. >> reporter: he asked for support, and his loudest cheers came wh
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